Saturday, 29 July 2017

Mr DIY Haul

Mr DIY Haul


In today's post, I'm going to share with you guys what I bought at Mr. DIY. Mr. DIY is a store that I will never stop from visiting just because there have tons selections of items that you might need from school to home supplies. Not to mention, the price is quite affordable too. I bet you already heard about this store, right? If you ask me which is the best between Daiso and Mr. DIY, I will answer Mr. DIY straight away. Why? Because I just love it. I even spend around one hour walking to each isle and looking for new items. I rarely went out from the store with empty hands. So glad that this store is near to my place so I can go there everytime I want to. Hehe

Without more rambling, let's just take a look at the items that I bought from MR. DIY. Shall we?



The main reason why I get this bunch of tapes because of my planner. My planner was so empty, dull and not cheerful or colourful as I want it to be. So I think by pasting a tape will make it look better and I'm right. It looks more alive now. Imma happy girl! Plus the tapes look so cute, how can I resist that? 

Mr DIY Butterfly Hook

This is so random. I chose this up because I want to hang my fairy lights that I bought in May and still didn't hang and still in the box cause I don't know how to decorate it. And I'm sure that I will need this hook when I'm about to hang the fairy lights, right?

Mr DIY Card Holder

Just another random thingy. And of course, I have a reason behind it. It just my precaution for all the card that I owned. Basically, I'm not the type of person who brings a handbag whenever I'm going out for a short amount of time. A pouch is all I need. I put all the necessaries items on it and I'm ready to go. But the only problem is, by doing that the potential for my cards to be scratch by the others things on the pouch is higher. So I think by placing all the cards on this card holder will help me through that. Plus I can protect my identity card from turning colour to yellowish greenish colour just like my old one since it is not exposed too much to the air.

Mr DIY Contact Paper

This is my life saver. This is what I used for my background for most of my blog post photos. The marble contact paper in the photo is my backup just in case I can't get a new one anymore. And it happened. I recently went to Mr. DIY that I usually went to and guess what? The marble contact paper was now sold out and they restocked with the purple coloured one which I think not fit for my background photos. I'm so glad that I picked this up before. While the other contact paper, I used it to paste it on my beauty table. Even though it is cheap but the quality is superb. Nobody can deny it, trust me.

Mr DIY Brush Cleaning Mat

I saved the best for the last. Hehe. This is my favourite amongst of all the items that I bought. I have been needing something that I can be used for cleaning my makeup brush for a long time. I was intending to get a brush egg cleaning brush at first but after noticing this at the store I guess this one is way better. From what I see, this is literally a dupe for Sigma Beauty Brush Cleansing Mat. I really really recommend you guys who love makeup and using brushes to get this. It works wonders and the process of cleaning my brushes became easier than before. Love it!

There are some of the items that I didn't put in this post because I already used it like stickers, bottle spray that I used to put my face toner, hair bands, note books and more. So yeah, hope you enjoy reading today's post. Have a nice weekend, everyone!


What are your favourite items that you bought from Mr. DIY? Let me know!


Sunday, 23 July 2017

My Acne Journey + Current Daily Skincare Routine

My Acne Journey + Current Daily Skincare Routine


If you still remember, I did this kind of post before around last year. [Link: here] It was a long journey for me. I have changed my skincare products and routines for quite some time just to find something that works and good for my sensitive, oily, combination and acne-prone skin! Yeah, it is a lot. I have tried so many products from local products to drugstores one before. Some of them were good, some of them were not. That is the reason why I have to keep changing my skincare routine just to find some products that suit my skin conditions by trying a new one until I found one that works best on my skin. I noticed that now I did add some new products to my skincare routine while trying to get rid some other products from last year.

As I mentioned before, I have used so many products before either locals to drugstores one. My past cleanser was from Mewangi. I love using it, it helps my acne problems quite well. Until one day I change to another bar soap cleanser which from honey, my skin was drastically changed. Last month, I got massive breakouts which I don't even know why and how it happened. Maybe because of my new face cleanser or hormones or eating habits, I don't know. There are lots of bump of acnes around my cheeks areas. It is not a normal acne, but it is more to like a cyst acnes where it is itchy, sore and red at that point. My skin was looking like a prawn that just has been cooked! But the weird thing is my Mom was using the same bar soap and nothing happened to her. I guess it just my problem. Maybe I'm not suitable or allergy with honey. Who knows? Long story short, I decided to change my skincare routine to a new one.


Makeup Remover

I currently using Nivea Cleansing Water at the moment. The one that I bought from Lazada Malaysia before. You guys can check for more information here. This product is good at removing makeup including waterproof and non-waterproof one. It just works wonders as Garnier Micellar Water but this Nivea one does sting my eyes everytime I tried to remove my eye makeup especially mascara. If I had to choose either one of them, I will pick Garnier Micellar Water as it is fragrant free, does not irritate my skin and does a good job at removing my makeup. Highly recommended!

My Acne Journey + Current Daily Skincare Routine

Cleanser

So, I went to a drugstore to buy a cleanser from Cetaphil which is Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I heard that this brand is good considering it is dermatologist recommended. The next day after I bought this cleanser, I then use it right away. How excited I am to try this product and to get rid all of the mess on my skin. I don't see any changes for the next few days using it but I noticed that my acne was slowly cool down. This cleanser does not sting my eyes, it is moisturising while cleansing my face, and there is no foam at all. (which is weird for some reasons). I was a bit uncomfortable at first using this cleanser since it does not bubble up but after a few tries, I get used to it. It works well either you cleanse your face with water or without water. But you know me, I have to make sure that it is clean so I chose to wash my face after every cleansing.

Toner

After I switched my skin care to Mewangi I chose to skip from applying a toner since my skin was quite normal at that time. But then, since my skin was acting up I decided to use toner on my skin back just to make sure that it removes all the remaining dirt that left on my skin. The toner that I'm currently using is from Aiken Tea Tree Oil Spot Away Pore Refining Toner. I have mentioned about this toner before, so nothing much to talk about. It is affordable, control my oiliness on my face, works pretty well on my skin and it also has tea tree oil in it so it is good for someone who has acne prone skin just like me.

Moisturiser

Same goes to the toner. I skipped using a moisturiser for a while and just used a cream from Mewangi instead. That cream was good. My problem with oily skin actually gone. I have a normal skin type at that moment. And again, I started to use moisturiser back when my skin acted up. It was hard at first due to my skin. My skin was so red, itchy and oily skin for the most of the time. I used for only an appropriate amount of moisturiser because if I use a little, it doesn't moisturize my skin very well, if I apply more, my skin will become more oily. So I decided to use in between of the amount which works perfectly. The moisturiser that I used is from Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Skin Cream. It has a nice scent to it. I guess the scent come from aloe vera and winter cherry.

Treatment

I normally apply my treatments products at night before I go to sleep as I want the products to do their job when I sleep. After applying the moisturiser on my skin, I will apply my Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil on certain areas on my face, like on my cheeks and chin. Basically, I will put it on the areas that I have acne scars. I have used it for about 7 months now and I see it works at fading my acne scars or marks but it takes time. You have to be patient when you using it because you will not receive any results instantly.

Last but not least, it is a treatment product for my acne. I used Galderma Benzac AC 5 Benzoyl Peroxide on my acne. I love using this one over Oxy because I can see the result in the next morning. I have tried Oxy Benzyl Peroxide 5 and 10 before but none of them works as this one. While this one, it will minimize the appearance of my acne without drying out my skin. So good!

My Acne Journey + Current Skincare Routine


That's all for my daily skincare routine. Most of these products you can get it from any drugstores or pharmacies around your areas. (Plus, it is affordable too!) This is a highly requested post from you guys since I mentioned that I'm changed my skin care routine. Hehe. I hope you find it helpful in other ways.

Stay tuned for my weekly skincare routine too. I was planning to make it as one blog post but since I'm in the process of buying and trying some of the products, I decided to make a part two. So wait for it, okay?



What are you using for your skincare routine? Share your products in the comment section down below.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Favourite Korean Dramas OST



Hi guys, I'm back with a new post. Watching Korean dramas has become a new routine for me. One thing that I loved about Korean dramas were their OST. Each drama has quite a few of OST songs and that making me listen more to K-pop songs. There are so good and relatable, I must say. Most of the dramas that I have watched, there must be at least one song that I love and willing to listen non-stop from day to night!

Here are my favourite Korean dramas OST.


My Secret Romance
Credit Image: here

Same - Song Ji Eun feat Sung Hoon (My Secret Romance)

I wanna know you
Not your blood type or sign
But the real you
The you that no one else knows

Will you tell me?
Starting from your first memory
Except for your first lie and first love
I wanna know everything


The lyrics of this song is so meaningful. I can relate this song to the drama. The fact that the hero and heroine themselves sang this song made it more sweet and lovely. But one thing about this song is, I barely hear Sung Hoon's voice. It so soft and low. 


Goblin : The Lonely and Great God
Credit Image: here

Beautiful - Crush (Goblin)

It’s a beautiful life
I’ll always protect you
It`s a beautiful life
So lean on me
beautiful love
Your tears, your smile
So we can be together
It`s a beautiful life


I'm still not watching the drama yet but the song really caught my heart. It is so soothing and calming to listen. I look forward watching the drama in the future. Since the drama was hype back then I think OST might be one of the reasons why. 


Kill Me Heal Me
Credit Image: here

Auditory Hallucinations - Jang Jae In feat NaShow (Kill Me Heal Me)

I want to roll up the darkness
And find you
Though I can’t touch you
Or be held by you


This one is so good. I can listen to this song over and over again without feeling bored at all. I even try to sing the song except for the rap part cause I'm not that expert nor good in rap. Some people said that the guy kills with his rap and she heals with her voice. I totally agree with that because without both parts this song might not be perfect or complete. 


She Was Pretty
Credit Image: here

Only You - Choi Siwon (She Was Pretty)

I have only
Yes, I have only you
I feel so empty that I feel
Like crying 
Even if I'm not there in your heart
Just once maybe

I have only you
Yes, I have only you
I'm still the same
Sometimes you can come to me 
I'll stay here where 
You were looking

How can I resist this song when my ultimate bias is the singer of the song? To listen to his voice for the whole song is a blessed, which is something that will not happen in Super Junior. She Was Pretty also the reason why I love this song because it is so Kim Shin Hyuk point of view. So sad and touching at the same time.




Have you listen to any of the songs?



Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Monthly Roundup + Highlights : June 2017



Selamat Hari Raya, everyone! How's your Raya went? I got a chance to visit some of my relatives when I was in my parent's hometown which is in Malacca and Kedah. Can't believe that I still managed to receive some 'Duit Raya' from others eventhough around my age it is hard to receive one. I feel so lucky ๐Ÿ˜„ My June was full of ups and downs. There's a lot of things happened each day which I'm going to share my highlights of the month.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

๐Ÿ”น Fasting & Eid

Being able to experience Ramadhan again for this year is a blessing. Time flies so fast until I realized that Raya was just around the corner. At first, I don't get the vibes yet and I feel nothing. Then when we celebrate our first Syawal, then I knew it is happening.

๐Ÿ”น Makeup Rest

I was planning to not wearing a makeup for a month until Eid and just focus on my skin care so that my skin will look better during Raya. But then, everything went wrong when I suddenly got massive breakouts. Still, I'm going out with my bare face eventhough I was so embarrassed with my own skin during that time. I lose the confidence that I usually have for going bare face in public, all because of this massive breakouts ๐Ÿ˜ญ

๐Ÿ”น Massive breakouts

I don't know what goes wrong either my new face cleanser or my hormones or else, but I had some troubles with my skin throughout this past few weeks. I just recovered from my allergy and now this happened. This is not a joke, okay. Eid just around the corner and my skin acting up. I hate you, pimples! ๐Ÿ’ข My face was full of redness and breakouts around both sides of my cheeks. I was so frustrated at that time so I skipped using anything on my face just to rest my skin.

๐Ÿ”น New skincare routine

I decided to give my skin a break from any products for a few weeks then decided to buy some new products regarding my skin problems. Because of my massive breakouts, I decided to change my skincare routine from what I usually use to a new one which I'm going to share with you guys soon. Hopefully, these new products that I used will work on my skin well.



✨ SONGS OF THE MONTH

What's My Name - T-ara ๐Ÿ”น Stay with Me - Chanyeol, Punch ๐Ÿ”น Adore U - Seventeen๐Ÿ”น Secret Love Song, Pt. II - Little Mix ๐Ÿ”น Please Don't Be Sad - Highlight ๐Ÿ”น Don't Say Goodbye - Davichi ๐Ÿ”น Bukan Aku - Tasha Manshahar ๐Ÿ”น 20090729 - T-ara ๐Ÿ”น Lullaby - T-ara ๐Ÿ”น As If  It's Your Last - BlackPink








DRAMA/MOVIE/SHOW OF THE MONTH

Pembancuh Kopi Mr. Vampire


I did not watch much this month. I just watching the latest episodes of Runningman every week and Hero Seorang Cinderella which I just finished watching the last episode yesterday. I was so mad at Medina because of her attitude to Puteri. She treated Puteri so badly eventhough Puteri was nice to her. The drama was okay at first until one time I felt so annoyed and cringe hearing 'Sayang' in every each sentence. haha. The ending was happily ever after, just like others dramas or novels where they got kids or pregnant, something like that. Now, move one to the next one. If you still haven't watched this Malay drama from HyppTv, you guys should watch it. It is an adaptation of a novel, Pembancuh Kopi Mr. Vampire. The story was filled with emotions. I cried, laughed, angry, frustrated, all in one. I'm going to watch it again some other time and buy the novel and read it. Reading it might give me full version as adaptation might cut some part of the novel. No Korean dramas for this month and it feels so weird. 


✨ POSTS OF THE MONTH ✨

๐Ÿ”น Currently Reading on Wattpad [Link: here]
๐Ÿ”น Monthly Roundup: May 2017 [Link: here]
๐Ÿ”น Maroon Burgundy for This Raya [Link: here]


How was your Raya? Where did you celebrate your Raya this year?